If you used a tax prep company, such as TurboTax or H&R Block, they should be able to track your refund. The tax experts who filed your taxes on your behalf can check its status. Tax prep organizations have refund tracker tools to show you where your payment is and when you should expect it.
Depending on the company, you may be able to use tracking tools online or contact a representative. TurboTax and H&R Block are two tax prep companies that have return trackers and can help you figure out the status of your tracker. However, you must have used the company to file your taxes.
With third-party tools, you can track both your federal and state refunds, provided you electronically filed both with the tax company.
You may also need to wait 24 to 48 hours after filing online to track your refund.
You will need to log into your account to view and track information. Most tracking tools will need the following information:
- Your Social Security Number
- Your tax filing status
- The exact amounts of your refunds
- Your last name
- Your date of birth
If you are unable to use the third-party tracking tool, you can contact a representative in person or via phone. A tax prep representative can track your tax refunds to let you know when to expect your money.
Depending on the organization, you may have another means of checking your refund. For example, some companies have smartphone applications that let you track your payment.